Prayers never go unanswered so never give up hope.
We all struggle between our natural instincts and the ways of the Lord. Strive to embody the Beatitudes, the moral code for Christian living, and take comfort in knowing our God is a God who listens to our prayer.
“Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven” (Luke 6:23). Talk about the Beatitudes with your family. Is there one you want to work on?
In our lives we are invited to pursue the BE-attitudes given to us by Jesus and set our minds on “what is above.” If you do this and pray, know that God hears you. Don’t give up hope.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.